Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Shirley Bridge on June 27 & August 8, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. One of Washington Stateâs first female pharmacists, Shirley was born in Seattleâs Swedish Hospital in 1922. She practiced pharmacology until she retired at age 66, and with her husband, Herb, raised two children. A pioneer on many fronts, Shirley was one of the first Jewish women to become a... Topics: Pharmacist, Firsts, Health, Cancer
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Laurie Schwab Zabin on April 29, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Laurie Schwab Zabin's interest in reproductive health began in a volunteer capacity and then led to a distinguished professional career at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Born in 1926 and raised in Manhattan, Laurie obtained a degree in English literature from Vassar and a master's degree from Harvard.... Topics: Health, Education, Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood
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Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Rosalie Harris on April 10, 2007 in St Johnsbury, Vermont as part of DAVARâs oral history project. Rosalie Harris was born in Montreal in 1919 to parents who immigrated from Poland and Romania at the turn of the century. Her mother died when she was seven years old. Their father raised Rosalie and her sister alone. At age nine and ten, the two girls shouldered responsibility as caretakers for their home in Montreal.... Topics: nurse, Montreal, Caledonia Health Agency, interfaith
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Lois Blum Feinblatt on March 31st, 2001 in Baltimore MD as part of the "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in 1921 to Baltimore's Hoffberger family, Lois Blum Feinblatt has focused her professional career, volunteer efforts and philanthropy on providing mental health, adoption and mentoring services in Baltimore. Lois married Irving Blum in 1941 while still a student at Hood College. (She later graduated from Goucher College.) After the birth... Topics: Weaving womens words, philanthropy, mental health, adoption, mentoring services, JWA, mental...
Deborah Ross interviewed Phyllis Greenberger on March 14, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Phyllis Greenberger is President and CEO of the Society for Womenâs Health Research, a national non-profit organization founded in 1990 to improve the health of women through research, education, and advocacy. Thanks to the efforts of Phyllis and her organization, today scientists recognize that women are different from men in many... Topics: Jewish women in Washington, D.C., Health, Medicine, Women in the Workforce